Turning Teachers into Entrepreneurs

Source: Show-Me Institute
by James V Shuls

“Being an entrepreneur is hard work. Or so I’m told. I’ve never actually been an entrepreneur. From what I gather, to become one you must have an idea of a product or service that other people want. And you must be able to produce that good or service for a price that other people are willing to pay. Those two things are key. Without an idea, you’ve got nothing. Without customers, your business will flop. We rarely use this sort of entrepreneurial thinking in education. … With public and church-sponsored schools dominating the landscape, there has never been much room for entrepreneurs. Even if someone had a great idea, they would struggle to compete with free public schools or church-supported private schools. That is beginning to change.” (09/06/22)